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Gustavo Bahena Salutes & Awards

NTC leadership honors DA civilians, Soldiers, NCOs

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin pins an Army Commendation Medal on the uniform of Sgt. Joseph Bailey, Non-commissioned Officer of the Year for fiscal year 2014 during a ceremony here, Jan. 12. Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers (center) served as part of the official party for the…

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My transformation

A well-known Department of the Army civilian here, and friend of many, spoke at a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration, Jan. 7. John Winkfield, director of the National Training Center Equal Employment Opportunity office, shared a personal story of transformation he attributed to several factors, including seeing Dr. King speak in the 1960’s. At…

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Tough love in this harsh, beautiful desert

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office The commander of Fort Irwin Dental Clinic Command, Col Todd Kimura, and his daughter, Hannah, participated in the December Resiliency Week chili cook-off with their recipe, “Boiler Tailgate DENTAC Chili.” Kimura says, “Here at the National Training Center we demonstrate day by day our ‘tough’ love through loyalty…

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Replicating accurate unconventional warfare threats

Throughout Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, the prevalence of roadside bombs and unconventional tactics brought about the development of counter insurgency operations.

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Arctic Wolves prove their endurance

The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Arctic Wolves” from Fort Wainwright, Alaska conducted an 18-day training here that concluded Feb. 5.


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Rosy start to the new year

Posted  January 11, 2013

Fort Irwin Soldiers, Families attend Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game, Jan. 1 Soldiers and Family members from this installation got a chance to see the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena up close, Jan. 1 A generous invitation by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Foundation provided tickets to grandstand seats…

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Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

Posted  January 11, 2013

Leadership, Soldiers and community members of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin came together to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life at a ceremony, Jan. 9, here.

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Get them signed up by Feb. 11

Posted  January 11, 2013

Youth Sports at Child Youth and School Services is now registering children for winter and spring sports. Sports include: underhand pitch baseball and softball, tee ball, “Start Smart” baseball (for youth ages 3-5), indoor soccer, and track and field. The winter and spring season begins Feb. 25 and April 9 (track and field). Registration costs…

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December 2012 birth announcements

Posted  January 11, 2013

Aydan Liam – boy Dec. 1 at 11:56 a.m. 8 lbs., 14 oz., 21 inches LCPL Suzie Lockwood Unit/Company: HQBN Cyniyah Faith – girl Dec. 3 at 7:49 a.m. 7 lbs., 15 oz., 20.5 inches Sgt. Sin Tai and Deonte Brown Unit/Company: RHHT, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Luke Robert – boy Dec. 3 at 9:59…

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Using or possessing ‘Spice’ will get you charged and then dismissed from the Army

Posted  December 20, 2012

“There is no tolerance for ‘Spice.’” Those were the clear and concise words from a man who investigates offenses on Fort Irwin involving “Spice” – a controlled substance that is being used by Soldiers at this military installation. Special Agent Scott Baillargeon, team chief for the Drug Suppression Team with Criminal Investigation Division, here, said…

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Winterfest 2012 brings holiday festivities to Fort Irwin

Posted  December 20, 2012

The 2012 Winterfest event at the Fort Irwin Town Center was attended by Soldiers and their Families, Dec. 15. The day’s festivities began with breakfast with Santa at the Samuel Adams Grille. Families then enjoyed a photo opportunity with Santa. The Holiday Market and Craft Fair took place all day at the Event and Catering…

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2012 Holiday Safety Message

Posted  December 20, 2012

It’s been immortalized in carols as “the most wonderful time of the year,” and it is for the Army’s home. It’s a wonderful time to be part of the U.S. Army’s Installation Management community. We have an incredible workforce and mission. Ours is a diverse team made up of Soldiers, civilians and family members. Our…

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Supplemental Site Inspection continues on site of future new hospital

Posted  December 20, 2012

Map Key—Yellow: Supplemental Site Inspection Study Area.—Blue:Laydown Area.—Purple: Safety Arc: The need for temporary evacuation during this effort is considered unlikely. However, this arc represents the maximum area in which temporary evacuation could be required under the most extreme circumstance considered possible. A Supplemental Site Inspection continues on two former Fort Irwin range areas, also…

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Your Installation – December 20, 2012

Posted  December 20, 2012

CHECK IT OUT: The Maintenance Section of the 916th Support Brigade and the brigade commander, Col. James Kazmierczak, presented a check to the Christmas Food Basket Program in the amount of $1,000, Nov. 28. The section has worked all year to raise money for Soldiers of the National Training Center. Every year, Department of the…

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Community Calendar – December 20, 2012

Posted  December 20, 2012

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil. dec. 20 Middle School and Teen Center “Colorful Polymer Creations” activity. 3:15 – 6 p.m. Zev Paul, 380-3732. dec. 21 Middle School and Teen Center “Deck the Halls” activity. 3:15 – 6 p.m. Zev Paul, 380-3732. Middle School and Teen Center “Ornament…

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